For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective way
to decrease symptoms and enhanced our quality
of life. This type of treatment centers on
biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such
as enhancing range of motion and reducing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Oxford
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Satterwhite Chiropractic.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that affects
the mid part of your spine, called
the thoracic spine region. This area includes your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes of thoracic pain involve
sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, compressed spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other causes may include bad posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area.
Satterwhite Chiropractic can figure this out via a complete
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic are well
trained in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They use a hands-on approach to
diagnose and treat these conditions using various
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to reduce inflammation and improve
range of motion in affected areas. Through regular
visits with their Oxford chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans individualized for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can find relief without resorting to taking medications or undergoing
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a type
of hands-on treatment that uses precise force, pressure, and
direction to relieve spinal pain. Cox® Technic is one very gentle type
of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases
pain. The applied forces can be measured precisely
with proper equipment. Such precision benefits those with thoracic pain.
Research has shown that this type of treatment can decrease
stiffness in the spine and relax muscles to assist in the reduction of pain levels. One new study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain explained that spinal manipulation decreased
pain intensity, disability, spinal stiffness, and tenderness. (1) Another report
stated that patients who were “responders” to spinal manipulation for
non-specific thoracic spine pain relief were those whose expectations of improvement
and comfort during spinal manipulation were positive. (2) So be positive! Satterwhite Chiropractic
is ready to help.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes relieving treatment of a thoracic disc herniation
with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
If you're looking for a gentle
way to contain your mid-back pain, schedule
a Oxford chiropractic visit with Satterwhite Chiropractic